When: 2014-08-21

Collection location: 85 Barney St., Larksville, Pennsylvania, USA [Click for map]

Who: Phil Yeager (gunchky)

No specimen available

Small fungus found in grass under dwarf Flowering Cherry. Small annulus on stipe. Stipe separates easily from pileus; like a ball and socket.


Proposed Names

2% (2)
Used references: Kuo
28% (1)
Recognized by sight
85% (1)
Recognized by sight: I have never seen records/collections of La. rubrotinctoides from the eastern part of the USA, so i think that this is the best option for a name.
The differences with L. cristata are in the structure of the cap surface (more brown and scaly in L. cristata), and then there are microscopical differences in spore shape and reactions in Cresyl blue, and clamp connections (this one does not have them, L. cristata does).

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By: Phil Yeager (gunchky)
2014-08-25 17:35:05 CDT (-0400)

Thanks for the info. This was the first time this species made an appearance in my yard. Perhaps it will make another.